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Title The ELT Linux Development Environment
  • F. Pellegrin, C. Rosenquist
    ESO, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany
Abstract The Extremely Large Telescope is a 39-metre ground-based telescope being built by ESO. It will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world and first light is foreseen for 2024. The overall ELT Linux development environment will be presented with an in-depth presentation of its core, the waf build system, and the customizations that ESO is currently developing. The ELT software development for telescopes and instruments poses many challenges to cover the different needs of such a complex system:a variety of technologies, Java, C/C++ and Python as programming languages, Qt5 as the GUI toolkit, communication frameworks such as OPCUA, DDS and ZeroMQ, the interaction with entities such as PLCs and real-time hardware, and users, in-house and not, looking at new usage patterns. All this optimized to be on time for the first light. To meet these requirements, a set of tools was selected. Its content ranges from an IDE, to compilers, interpreters, analysis and debugging tools for the various languages and operations. At the heart of the toolkit lies the modern build framework waf:a versatile tool written in Python selected due to its multiple language support and high performance.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Software Technology Evolution 3
Date 12-Oct-17   11:15–12:45
Main Classification Software Technology Evolution
Keywords ion, software, target, framework, Linux
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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